Monday, April 6, 2009

Kickin' It

Last Thursday was my birthday and I was so blessed to have my Grandma stay at my house for a few days. She is in from Oregon and is taking a few days to stay at each family members' house. I was thrilled to have her on my birthday!! On Thursday the 3 of us went to Lakeside Grill to eat some great Oyster nachos and Seafood enchiladas! Yummy!My grandma doesn't even know what a blog was so I think she thought it odd that I wanted a picture at a restaurant! :-)
I took Thursday and Friday off to spend with Grandma.
We had such a great time! On Friday, we visited her sister, ate lunch at the place that is catering Bryan's graduation reception (I had to make sure the food tasted good!), and then did some speed shopping in Norman! I loved shopping with Grandma. I was able to find 2 dresses for myself and I bought her a dress for her birthday/Easter! It was a wonderful memory I will not forget! Plus it was just so rewarding to find dresses for myself. I'm trying to build up my dress inventory and finding cute, decent dresses is often challenging for me!
Friday night we zoomed out to my sisters since my niece was going to the prom. My grandma wanted to see her in her dress. She was 4 years old when we got married. That 4 year old is growing up before our eyes!!
I felt so old in this picture!!

She is a doll! I was her size at one time!!! :-( What happened to my metabolism!!??

Bryan went to a HUGE gun show on Saturday and I was blessed to get to go to our friends' first soccer game! We are so blessed to have our friends "share" their children with us and we love it, love it when they include us and invite us to their functions. Here are 2 of the stars of the game!!
Believe it or not, these two are best buds. Steven was just trying to turn Jackson's head for the picture. After the game, we ate at Chickfila and I was honored to sit at their table! I love to hear these two talk!! They give me high fives and ask all kinds of questions. I love it when they give me hugs!!
Their parents are doing a great job raising these boys!


Megan L Hutchings said...

I am so glad that you had a wonderful visit with your grandmother and HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!

Little kids are!

Candy said...

How fun that you got to spend your bday with your Grandma! She looks SO sweet and I know you enjoyed your time with her. :)

Kim said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Chic Runner said...

Happy Late birthday too! These pictures are so cute, those little boys are adorable, and Chick-fil-a.. My favorite place!! :)

Megan said...

What a fun time with your grandma and a great memory!
Your neice looks beautiful! How fun that you got to go see her before the big prom! I was supossed to go to my cousin's soccer game on Saturday. That would have been weird if it was at the same place! :-)

Sherry said...

Your grandmother is very pretty! I have very special memories of my grandparents.

Your niece is beautiful! And . . the little guys . . . adorable!

The Hickmans said...

Happy Late Birthday!! I am finally back in blog land, so now I'm posting and catching up. So glad to hear that you are doing well. =)

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday Julie annne. Joy really looks good. Kayla was very grown-up in her prom dress, but i bet Granny will want to throw a t-shirt on her. Ashley went to her 1st prom last year, and we are preparing for this one. The great thing about older sons is they know everything about all these guys, and she is at prom with both her older brothers.

Lauren Kelly said...

Awww, what great pics and glad you enjoyed your time with your Grandma and friends!!!!!!

Lauren Kelly said...

And happy late birthday!!! :o)

Heather said...

This is SO special that you got this time with your grandma! I love the pics! Your post makes me miss my grandmothers. My last living grandparent died last fall and I was so blessed to know all of them!

valerie said...

Happy Belated birthday Julie!

I love Lakeside! Yummm......those oyster nachos are the best.

I'm glad you were able to spend a few days with your grandmother. I hope your visit was really good.

Your niece is a doll! And those two little boys....oh my goodness! You are every little one's best friend, huh? You're so sweet I know they love you very much!

Linda said...

I have been mia for a while and didn't realize your grandfather passed away. I am sorry to hear that. I am glad you were able to spend some time with your grandmother and your niece is adorable. I hope you have a great Easter.

MiMi said...

How fun to get to spend time with your precious Grandma! I wouldn't take anything for the times that I was able to spend with my grandmother before she went home to be with the Lord. They are full of so much wisdom, aren't they? What cute pictures!

Your niece is adorable and she looks so pretty in her prom dress. I know that your Grandma must have loved being able to see her in her dress.

And those little guys....adorable!

Hope you had a wonderful birthday and wishing you and your family a Blessed Easter!

Mandi said...

Julie! You look SO beautiful in that green ruffle shirt!!!! That's a great photo of both of you.

I really wanted to go to our church's Good Friday service but it didn't work out...maybe next year.

Leigh Ann said...

So glad you got that time with your grandmother! I love that prom dress. I have been feeling really old seeing all the prom goers when we go out to eat. It just doesn't seem possible that it was that long ago! Ha!